Planning Applications

When Taunton Deane Borough Council (TDBC), the local planning authority, receives  a planning application relating to a proposed development within the Parish, a period of consultation where views on the proposed development can be expressed follows. The formal consultation period will normally last for 21 days, and TDBC must consult with the Parish Council as a statutory consultee.

The Planning Applications relating to the Parish received so far in 2017 are summarised in the table below including the planning application number, a description of the application, the date of the West Monkton Planning Committee meeting that considered the application (if applicable), the date of the West Monkton Parish Council meeting when the response to the application was approved and the response submitted to TDBC.

The West Monkton Planning Committee is made up of all Parish Councillors and meets on the second Tuesday of the month at 7.00pm at the Brittons Ash Community Hall (when required). Copies of the agendas and minutes from the Committee meetings are available below:

Date of meeting Agenda Minutes
6th September 2017 Agenda
1st August 2017 Agenda
4th July 2017 Agenda

Further information about all of these planning applications is available on the TDBC website by clicking here and searching for the application using the application numbers below.

Planning Application Number  Description of Application WM Planning Committee Date WM Parish Council Date Parish Council Response to the application 
 48/17/0001/T Application to fell two ash trees included in the Taunton Deane Borough (West Monkton No.13) Tress Preservation Area 2001 at 70 Mead Way, Monkton Heathfield.  N/A 8th February 2017 Map not visible on copy received, therefore no comment is made.
 48/17/0003  Demolition of dwelling and outbuildings and erection of replacement dwelling with detached triple garage and detached stable block at Torrington, Goosenford (resubmission of 48/16/0043)  N/A  8th February 2017 West Monkton Parish Council supports this application.
 48/17/0006/T Application to fell two oak trees included in Taunton Deane Borough (West Monkton No.1) Tree Preservation Order 1986 at Quince Cottage, West Monkton.  N/A 8th February 2017 West Monkton Parish Council supports this application.
48/17/0010/A Display of 1 No. illuminated totem sign, 1 No. non-illuminated totem sign, 1 No. illuminated fascia sign and 1 No. non-illuminated wall sign at Sainsburys, Hankridge Farm, Hankridge Way, Taunton  N/A 8th March 2017 The Parish Council has no comment on this application
48/17/0015 + 16 Erection of 1 No. agricultural building and associated yard for storage of equipment, machinery and crops, installation of solar pv panels to the west elevation and formation of access on land east of Greenway, Monkton Heathfield N/A 12th April 2017  Parish Council supports this application and requests that trees are included in the indicative planting areas; that LED downlighters are used if the yard is to be lit; that section A-A should include trees to the East in the planting scheme; measures are put in place to ensure adequate drainage for run-off from the site and buildings as the road passing this site, to the west, beside the ’Old Bakery’ regularly floods.
48/17/0018 Erection of single storey extension to the rear, insertion of roof lights, replacement of porch cladding, erection of double garage including log store and erection of gate piers at Glebe Court Lodge, West Monkton N/A 12th April 2017 Parish Council supports this application having considered there will be no adverse impact on the character of the building, the street scene or surrounding area . The Parish Council considers there will be no loss of amenity through overlooking. loss of light/outlook, or other disturbance.
48/17/0019 Erection of single storey extension to rear and first floor extension above garage at 13 St Quinton Park, Taunton N/A 12th April 2017 Parish Council supports this application having considered there will be no adverse impact on the character of the building, the street scene or surrounding area. The Parish Council considers there will be no loss of amenity through overlooking loss of light/outlook or other disturbance.
48/17/0021 Demolition of 3 No. single storey temporary buildings and erection of a two storey Art and Science building and a single storey Performing Arts building at Heathfield Community School, School Road, Monkton Heathfield 2nd May 2017  9th May 2017 Planning Application Response
48/17/0022  Change of use from Class D1 (Chiropractic Clinic) to Class C3 (Dwelling) at 152 Bridgwater Road, Bathpool 2nd May 2017 9th May 2017 The dwelling was originally constructed as a private dwelling, and neighbouring properties are private dwellings. There are no issues regarding access or parking on the site. Therefore, WMPC has no objection to the dwelling reverting to its original function.
48/17/0023 Variation of Condition No. 02 (approved plans) of application 48/15/0055 at White Lea, 49 Greenway, Monkton Heathfield N/A 12th April 2017 Parish Council supports this application having considered there will be no adverse impact on the character of the building, the street scene or surrounding area. The Parish Council considers there will be no loss of amenity through overlooking loss of light/outlook or other disturbance.
48/17/0024/A  Display of 1 No. internally illuminated 6m double faced post sign, 1 No. internally illuminated wall sign, 1 No. non illuminated entrance sign at Aldi Stores Limited, Bridgwater Road, Bathpool N/A 9th May 2017  The Parish Council has a Dark Skies policy in its Neighbourhood Plan, currently out for public consultation. Therefore, the Parish Council would suggest that for Sign A, the sign should be fitted with a top cover to ensure downlighting and minimise the spillage of the light from around this sign: and that the sign should only be illuminated during the opening hours of the store
48/17/0025 Erection of Stage 2 of a steel framed agricultural building for the housing of livestock at Quantock Farm, West Monkton (retention of works already undertaken) 7th June 2017 13th June 2017  Planning Application Response
 48/17/0026/T  Application to carry out management works to one lime tree included in Taunton Deane Borough (West Monkton No. 1) Tree Preservation Order 1973 at 2 Monkton Heights, The Street, West Monkton N/A 9th May 2017  The application is supported.
48/17/0027 Erection of first floor extension to rear of 1 Yewlands Cottages, Monkton Heathfield 7th June 2017 13th June 2017 Planning Application Response
 4/38/17/0205  Construction of new road scheme including widening and enlargement of Junction 25 roundabout, the widening of Toneway over approx. 200m length from J.25, the construction of a new roundabout to the SouthWestern corner of the Gateway Park and Ride site and the construction of linking sections of road to J.25 and the A358 / Ruishton Lane junction, junction alterations, provision of pedestrian and cyclist facilities and associated street furniture  7th June 2017 and 4th July 2017  13th June 2017 and 11th July 2017 Planning Application Response
 48/17/0030/T Application to coppice two Ash trees and one Alder, and to carry out management works to one Alder tree included in Taunton Deane Borough (West Monkton No. 5) Tree Preservation Order 1998 on land to the north of Noah’s Lodge, Noah’s Hill, West Monkton (TD779) 7th June 2017 13th June 2017 Planning Application Response
48/17/0031 Replacement single storey extension at 16 Elms Estate, Monkton Heathfield 7th June 2017 13th June 2017 Having considered the impact of the application on the character of the building, street scene and/or surrounding area; and having assessed if proposals result in loss of amenity through overlooking, loss of light/outlook or other disturbance from the completed development; there is no adverse impact or loss of amenity and West Monkton Parish Council supports this application.
48/17/0035 Formation of external drystone / gabion bench feature with insect boxes, low landscape mounds and sensory planting in the grounds of St Augustines Church, West Monkton 4th July 2017 11th July 2017 West Monkton Parish Council strongly supports this application as it will be of benefit to the health and wellbeing of the community of West Monkton Parish and beyond.
37/17/0008 Statutory Consultation on the proposed Nexus 25 Strategic Employment Site Draft Local Development Order 1st August 2017 8th August 2017  Response to TDBC LDO on Nexus 25
48/17/0042/T Application to pollard two willow trees included in Taunton Deane Borough (West Monkton No.3) Tree Preservation Order 1998 at 49 Acacia Gardens, Bathpool, Taunton (TD777) 6th September 2017 12th September 2017
Replacement of fire alarm system throughout Walford House, Walford Cross, Bridgwater Road, Taunton 6th September 2017 12th September 2017  The Parish Council supports this application, noting that the listed building status of Walford House has been taken into account.
48/16/0084 Erection of a freestanding restaurant (use Class A3) on land to the side of Halfords, Hankridge Way, Taunton – Amendment to Plans 6th September 2017 12th September 2017  Parish Council supports this application, the amendments are far more in keeping with the existing retail site than the original application.
48/17/0051/T Application to fell one Wellingtonia tree included in Taunton Deane Borough (Tree Preservation Order No.3) Tree Preservation Order 1998 at 6 Acacia Gardens, Bathpool, Taunton (TD777) 12th September 2017 Parish Council supports this application.
Erection of 2 No. single storey dwellings with demolition of structures at South View Court, Monkton Heathfield
4th October 2017 10th October 2017